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 Sarah Catherine “Kate” <I>Sperry</I> Hunt

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Sarah Catherine “Kate” Sperry Hunt

  • Birth 30 Apr 1843 Virginia, USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1886 Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
  • Plot Section 6, Row 11, Plot 41
  • Memorial ID 33737940

1850 Census, Gilmer, Gilmer County, Va.:
W.W. Sperry 30 VA
Charles Sperry 25 VA
Kate Sperry 7 VA
Marianna Sperry 5 VA
Virginia Sperry 3 VA
Anna Van Lear 59 MD
James H. French 29 VA
(Gilmer County is now in West Virginia)
Sperry, Kate S.
Her Diary, 1861-1866.
Accession 28532. 7 v. (649 leaves). Photocopies.
Library of Va.
Transcript of the Civil War Diary, 1861-1866, of Kate S. (Sarah Catherine) Sperry.
Diary, begun shortly after the start of the Civil War, gives an almost daily account of the activities of Confederate and Union forces in and around Winchester, Virginia.
Describes daily life, and contains references to the activities of Belle Boyd and General Philip H. Sheridan's courtship of the writer's aunt, Mary Warden Sperry.
"Aunt Wardy", as she was called, was pursued by General Sheridan, but felt she could not reciprocate for fear of being ostracized.
Diary also contains references to families from Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia, such as Chrisman, Hunt, Sperry, Van Lear, and Warden.
This item is a copy of a typescript compiled by Lenoir Hunt in 1941.
From the Handley Library Archives, Kate Sperry Papers:
Kate Sperry was born May 1, 1843 to Warden Warren Sperry and Mary Virginia Van Lear.
Her mother, Mary, may have died before the 1850 Census, as she is not listed with the family.
Kate was a Winchester, Virginia resident until her marriage in 1864 to Dr. Enoch Hunt, a surgeon in the 2nd Miss. Regt., C.S.A.
They moved to Mississippi at the close of the Civil War. Kate Sperry died on October 22, 1886 and is buried in Ripley, Mississippi in the Ripley Cemetery.

Family Members



2nd wife of E.N. Hunt





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  • Originally Created by: Tommy Covington
  • Added: 11 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33737940
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Catherine “Kate” Sperry Hunt (30 Apr 1843–22 Dec 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33737940, citing Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by deegraver (contributor 47071483) .